I am an experienced, fully qualified integrative counsellor and a member of BACP. As an integrative counsellor I am qualified to offer a range of approaches including Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focussed Brief Therapy and Transactional Analysis.
As every individual is unique, these models provide me with the flexibility to match an approach to meet your needs and how you like to work. I have been privileged to work with individuals facing a number of different issues and have witnessed counselling to be a positive and empowering experience for many. It provides an opportunity to explore personal matters and to spend some time thinking about how you feel and what you want. I am proficient in the treatment of a wide range of issues that manifest as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, panic attacks, stress and phobias; with extensive experience in the field of eating disorders. The quality of the surroundings are important, in my view, to the effectiveness of therapy. I strive, therefore, to make therapy as effective and affordable as possible for every client and for my practice to provide a safe, confidential, tranquil and supportive environment. My office is within 3-5 minutes walking distance of the nearest railway station, bus stops are in the same street and car parking is free and always available (100+ space car park) beside the premises.
As a counsellor, I commit to working alongside you, exploring issues and feelings that may have been hidden or suppressed for a long time. In return I can offer you respect, warmth, genuineness and trust at all times, with the purpose of helping you to understand yourself better.
Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile and if you require any further information I would be more than happy to help.
COVID-19 UPDATE: A client’s physical safety is a prerequisite. My premises meet all regulatory safety guidelines (fire doors, smoke alarms etc…). Details of this and/or the additional safety measures that have been taken in respect of COVID-19 are available on request. Also, I am now offering online counselling via Zoom to prospective clients.
Training, qualifications & experience
Counselling Diploma Level 4 (NCFE)
Counselling Skills Level 3 (ABC)
Counselling Concepts Level 2 (ABC)
Continuous Professional Development
Understanding Trauma (TWU) 2020
Neuro Linguistic Programming (Cosmic Minds) 2014
"Recovery To Well Being" Conference (Talking Eating Disorders) 2013
Introduction To Mindfulness 2013
Liverpool Talking Eating Disorders Conference Key Speaker ("Hope For The Future") 2012.
Group Facilitator Training (B-eat Network) 2012.
Understanding Self Harm (VSCP) 2012
Introduction To Working With Anxiety (VSCP) 2012
Art Therapy Workshop (Harmony Counselling) 2012
Solution Focussed Brief Therapy 2012
Understanding Depression 2012
Liverpool Talking Eating Disorders Conference 2011.
Introduction to Gestalt Counselling (VSCP) 2011.
Self Esteem Workshop 2011
Managing Challenging Emotions (VSCP) 2011
Alcohol Awareness & Identification/Brief Advice (Bridgewater Community Health Care) 2011.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£40.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
- I offer all potential new clients an initial 30 minute Consultation Session that is free of charge and without obligation. This can be face-to-face, online or by phone if preferred.
- For further sessions, the standard rate is £40 per 1 hour session. The client can select either face-to-face or online sessions.